Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones


In Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, the player journeys from a doomed Arkham into the depths of the Abyss. Create your own character based on 1920's archetypes and carve a path through a broken and mysterious world.
Your desperate battle against forces beyond comprehension will haunt you until the end. Physical combat will be challenging, spellcasting will have dire consequences, and your sanity will be strained to the breaking point by unknown abominations. Sometimes the best solution will be to flee what lurks beyond the threshold.


Features:

  • A hand drawn 2D world reflecting Lovecraft's themes of cosmic horror and dread.
  • Enemies, environments and storylines inspired by Lovecraft’s iconic original works. Take part in quests inspired by your favorite stories and see them play out according to your own decisions and role-playing style.
  • Choose from 8 main character Archetypes, each with its own origin backstory and specialties.
  • A host of weird companions will accompany you on your ill-starred journey: the lonely, antediluvian 'Outsider', a fallen soldier of the Great War reanimated by Herbert West. Recruit these and other outlandish beings to your crew.
  • Your character's Sanity and mental state will influence dialogue options. Mental illness comes with advantages as well as hindrances. Sometimes it pays to be mad in a world gone mad!
  • Stygian's Belief System determines how your characters cope with the warped reality of the new Arkham, as well as the rate at which they regenerate lost Sanity. Belief Systems also offer unique dialogue options, expanding the breadth of role-playing possibilities.
  • A new kind of spell system which sometimes takes more than it gives. Being a master of the occult is not as simple as flinging colored missiles from your fingertips. The black magic of Stygian is potent but may cost you your mind, your health, and possibly even much more.
  • Strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, similar to the classic Heroes of Might and Magic games.
  • The struggle in Stygian is not to save the world, for that battle is lost already. Pursue your own goals in these end times: salvation, vendetta, or perhaps something darker.
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 - 64bit
Processor: Intel i3
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 - 64bit
Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 700 Series or Radeon HD 7730 and above
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Mavericks (OSX 10.9)
Processor: 2,6 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics
Storage: 4 GB available space
Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks.
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: High Sierra (OSX 10.13)
Processor: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro
Storage: 4 GB available space
Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks.
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Utopic Unicorn (14.10)
Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 700 Series or Radeon HD 7730 and above
Storage: 4 GB available space
Additional Notes: Please be sure that you are using the latest drivers.
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic RPG. The story is interesting, the characters are unique, the quests are varied, and the systems run deep. There are a variety of different ways to play this game and I can’t wait to jump back in and explore some new paths. This is one nightmare I highly recommend.

  • Stygian is a masterful, and pretentious cRPG that bravely immerses you into the world of HP Lovecraft in the eeriest and non-linear level. It presents great storytelling influenced by writer’s diabolical cosmic horrors and at the same time, it is a fully-fledged fun turn-based RPG that lives up to the names of much more famous and expensive games in the genre.

  • Stygian is an excellent game to both kick back and enjoy the story but to also test out your strategic thinking abilities.

  • I enjoyed every moment of playing Stygian: Reign of Old Ones. There may be questionable decisions in including such a wide variety of mythos creatures in a single release, but the decision to set the game basically after the end of the world (as far as Arkham is concerned) is a fresh take. Stygian oozes atmosphere, craft, and effort. I love it, it’s great, and you should play it.

  • I honestly don’t think this game is getting the attention it deserves. The bad things (bugs, balance, optimization) in this game can be patched while the core of this game is phenomenal. If you are a fan of Lovecraft’s work, you are doing yourself a huge disservice by not checking this one out.

  • Stygian isn’t that long as it takes some 15-20 hours to see its horrors through, depending on your willingness to search every nook and cranny of its warped world, and the story paves the way for more adventures in the doomed Arkham. However, the replay value is strong due to different character archetypes and what gameplay options they will bring along, adding to the multiple ways to approach quests. In many ways, the game was an eye-opening experience. It sets the bar high what comes to meaningful content and depicting an atmospheric game world and also reminds of what is still possible to achieve in its well-worn genre when given enough effort, heart and thought.

  • An incredibly immersive RPG/adventure based on the works of H.P. Lovercraft that misses on true greatness due to its unpolished release and abrupt ending.

  • Even though it lacks the presentation of a high-budget game, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is one enjoyable nightmare that I can't recommend enough to cRPG fans. Bristling with mythos creatures, beautifully-drawn environments, and great Lovecraftian inspiration, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic RPG that no fan of the cosmic horror should skip.

  • Faithfully adapted, bristling with depth, beautifully written and gorgeous to look at, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic role-playing game that’s hampered by a frustrating and tedious combat system that is sure to turn many players away in the early goings.

  • Game World Navigator Magazine

    The number of references to H.P. Lovecraft’s works and the fact that they are subtly woven into the main narrative and side-quests makes Stygian the most faithful lovecraftian game of recent years. [Issue#241, p.60]

  • Notwithstanding little issues here and there, this is an RPG sure to be loved by every fan of HP Lovecraft. For everyone else, it’s a serious challenge comparable to reading the master’s work for the first time.

  • Although multiple issues persist throughout the title, such as the aforementioned tedious combat and sub-par pathfinding, the quality of the game's writing (when all the words are spelled correctly) and interwoven Lovecraft stories are enough to keep any fan of CRPGs interested throughout two or three separate playthroughs.

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a classic point and click with strategic elements. A great game for all those who love Lovecraftian literature and an interesting discovery for neophytes.

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a treat for die-hard Cthulhu fans. The thick, heavy atmosphere of Lovecraft's stories drips out of every pixel. It's a pity that I couldn't ignore tons of bigger and smaller bugs (abysmal game stability included) that halted all the fun.

  • CD-Action

    In its best moments Stygian really reminded me of the two original Fallout games but heavily spiced up with Lovecraftian horror. [12/2019, p.53]

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones has an interesting art direction and a good Lovecraftian inspiration, but seems to be split in half between its nice all-around RPG mechanics and a slow and not very engaging turn-based strategic combat.

  • If a steep difficulty curve, the promise of learning and juggling deep gameplay systems, and keeping a close eye trained on stats at all times sound right up your alley, or if you just want to be immersed in a well-made, atmospheric world, then Stygian is well worth checking out.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
$29.99 $11.55
Title: Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Genre: Indie, RPG
Released: 26 September 2019
Developer: Cultic Games
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
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